Step-by-Step Guide: How to Make a Dream Catcher

Materials List

  • Punch
  • Wool (Red and White)
  • Colored Paper
  • Pencil
  • Felt tip pen
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors
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This dream catcher is quickly made with a little skill and is a great decoration for the children's room. For your dream catcher you need a hole punch, a pencil, scissors, glue, red and white wool or yarn, paper in many different colors and a black felt pen. This is how you make a colorful dream catcher step by step.

Step 1: Cloudy frame

Draw the contours of a cloud on a light blue sheet of paper. For reasons of stability, it is better if you use stronger paper for the cloud. At the bottom the cloud is flat, at the top it has several curves. You draw the same silhouette a little smaller in the cloud, leaving a margin about two centimeters wide. You cut out the outer and inner contours and get a cloud-shaped frame.

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Step 2: Hole cloud frame

You punch holes in the cloud frame at a distance of about two centimeters all around.

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Step 3: The net of the dream catcher

Take red wool or yarn and thread the string through the holes from one side to the other, creating a net. You glue the ends.

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Step 4: Water drops on the dreamcatcher

You thread five white threads next to each other in the lower holes. To each of them you attach a drop of water. The water drops you have previously cut out of blue paper. It looks especially elegant if you fix the string between two water drops and glue the arrangement together.

You then need a total of ten drops and always two in the same shape and size. If you use glitter paper, then you make the drops sparkle. Also silver craft foil is well suited for this purpose. Just let your imagination run wild. Of course, you can also change the number of drops.

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Step 5: Rainbow

You cut a semicircle out of red paper. This is followed by six more semicircles, all of which are always slightly smaller than the previous one. Each semicircle has a different color. The outermost is red, the second largest orange, the third largest yellow. These are followed by green, light blue, blue and purple. With the scissors, cut the purple semicircle into a hoop. Thus, a beautiful rainbow is created.

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Step 6: Sun for the dreamcatcher

You cut out of orange paper a star with many prongs. From yellow paper, you make a circle that is so large that it fits on the orange star, that just protrude the prongs behind him. Glue the yellow circle onto the star and you will get a sun. With the black felt-tip pen you give the sun eyes and a mouth. Dream catcher craft kids - step by step Make your own dreamcatcher - step by step

Step 7: Fixing the sun and the rainbow

Stick the sun at the top left behind the cloud hoop so that it peeks out. Fix the rainbow at the bottom right. If you fix it at an angle, the whole thing will look more lively. Of course, you can also glue the sun and the rainbow in other places.


Step 8: Pendant

Use the hole punch to make a hole in the top center of the cloud frame. Attach a red string to it. You can now hang your colorful dreamcatcher on the wall, window or lamp. Make your own dreamcatcher - step by step

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